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8.8 out of 10

Nikon 85mm f/2.8D PC-E Micro NIKKOR

Telephoto PC-E NIKKOR lens with Perspective Control and macro ca Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 85mm f/2.8D PC-E Micro NIKKOR

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Overall 10
10

Product/food shooters...GET THIS LENS!

rcorph, B&H Photo
17 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I do come from many years of view camera experience but this lens is not hard to get the hang of. Increase depth of focus... Yep. Selective focus... No problem. No you can't do tilt and shift on the same plane but as stated by others you can get it on the same plane by sending it to Nikon. It WOULD be nice to have independent rotating tilt and shift like the Schneider but that lens is not perfect either and lots more$$. Not a macro for one.
  • Pros: Sharp Tilts
  • Cons: No Rotating Tilt And Shift
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Overall 10
10

Great lens for product photography

Edgar, B&H Photo
31 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Great lens for product photography, very sharp and has well controlled chromatic aberration.
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Overall 10
10

This lens is awesome. I've been away from Nikon for several years ...

Mac, Amazon
13 October 2014
  • Summary: This lens is awesome. I've been away from Nikon for several years using the Canon 5Dll and 5Dlll, and missed my Nikon lenses!
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Overall 10
10

Sweet lens

Lost Art, B&H Photo
6 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I Use this for architecture, portraits, products. Very sharp, well built, manual focusing is smooth. Knobs are difficult to operate with gloves, otherwise hard to find faults with this lens.
  • Pros: Sharp
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens, Tilt shift

Rock, Adorama
9 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Love it, using it for that field of flowers all in focus, along with the mountain behind and for macro full in focus exposures
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Former View Camera User

Sweetpea, B&H Photo
21 May 2013
  • Excerpt: My interest in photography started in the 1960 as a serious amateur, with both 35mm film and 4x5 view cameras. I was fascinated by both photographing small animals and architecture, sort of the opposite poles of the art. I ended up using mostly a Leica and then NIkon F. For architecture, I would tilt the easel on my enlarger to try to achieve perspective control. But I missed the shift features of the view camera.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Ultimate in Macro Control

Food Lover, B&H Photo
30 January 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens is sharp and easy to use if you know your camera movements. I've used it for food shots and was able to shift the plane of focus to a narrow plane running diagonally through the frame, which made all the difference in the shot. The tilt and shift functions give you the ultimate control in table top, product, and other still life shots. Worth every penny!
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Bulky, Manual focus only
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

Bernie, B&H Photo
5 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Even if you are not using the "PC" functions of this lens, it is a sharp micro lense and provides some terrific images.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Easier than expected

Adorama
31 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I have used this lens for close focus flower work and some outdoor images of frost on leaves. In the week since it came I have found it to be easier to use than expected with my Nikon D800. Live view and review of the histogram both made for easy exposure. Live view focus was also easy and through the lens focus worked well. It is very sharp and cropping to enlarge was still sharp edge to edge.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable
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Overall 10
10

Why did I wait so long?

mmntjrrt, B&H Photo
18 November 2012
  • Excerpt: The tilt function gives me full control of the depth of focus for close/macro photography. The shift function is very useful for panoramas and creating high resolution pictures, imitating the medium format. One regret: not being able to have tilt and shift in the same plane.
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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